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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing Encryption Recovery Policy

If you’re an administrator for an organization that uses the Encrypting File System (EFS), your disaster recovery planning must include additional procedures and preparations. You’ll need to consider how to handle issues related to personal encryption certificates, EFS recovery agents, and EFS recovery policy. These issues are discussed in the sections that follow.

Understanding Encryption Certificates and Recovery Policy

File encryption is supported on a per-folder or per-file basis. Any file placed in a folder marked for encryption is automatically encrypted. Files in encrypted format can be read only by the person who encrypted the file. Before other users can read an encrypted file, the user must decrypt the ...

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